There are many things one can feel proud as a rock & roller in Melbourne, and the charity dance held on Good Friday every year is certainly one of those proud moments. The charity dance is a small but nonetheless a very practical avenue for rockers to show their financial & moral support for those in need and who are in less fortunate circumstances. This year there are at least a couple of major events being staged - Rockn' Suzie in Berwick and the hot rods show & bands at Keilor Hotel. From all reports both events were well attended by rockers and the general public.
I have been attending the dance in Berwick for a number of years now. This year, at the latest count, over $13k has been raised and there are still coins to be tallied up. Well done to all and specially the Rockn' Suzie crew who put in a big effort in organising and staging the event. There were about 8 bands for the event including the popular Robin & the Rancheros, Fender Benders, Honky Tonk Rockers, Smokin' Wingtips and the Phoenix. It was non stop dancing from morning to night. There were merchandise & food vendors, hot rods and classic cars on display and for the little kids, face painting and pony rides too.
A special highlight on the day for the little ones and also those not so little ones was Easter Bunny making an appearance dancing with the kids and later distributing Easter eggs. Lots of photos were taken of the very excited little kids in seeing the Easter Bunny.
Keep rockin' and let's do it again in 2018 .....